On 8 December 2020, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) released the revised Australian guidelines to reduce health risks from drinking alcohol (the Guidelines). The aim of the Guidelines is to provide advice about the health risks so that Australians can make informed decisions on alcohol consumption.
Scientists from the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute in Canada, have developed a device that essentially reverses the effects of binge drinking – and may soon be used in clinical settings. The greatest potential of the device is that it could reduce road fatalities.
Community organisations have welcomed new legislation in NSW to hold alcohol companies that sell their products online to a higher standard. The rapid growth of alcohol being sold online and delivered directly into people’s homes has raised concerns among family violence specialists.
Local and international trade bodies have raised concerns around South Africa’s alcohol sale ban as it violates existing trade agreements.
Drinks Ireland|Beer, the representative organisation for beer manufacturers and suppliers in the country, has called on the government for urgent support for Irish pub sector.
THE MINISTER FOR Health Stephen Donnelly has said there will be no extension to the deadline for retailers to separate out alcohol products in their shops, and no plans to provide financial assistance to support them in complying with the regulations.
Johannesburg – The liquor industry has welcomed the National Treasury's decision to grant them permission to pay excise tax due on alcoholic beverages of R5.1 billion after 90 days while waiting for the government to lift the ban on the sale of alcohol.
Ukrainian vodka brand Nemiroff has agreed a distribution deal with Coca-Cola HBC in Austria.
Effective from September 2020, Coca-Cola HBC Austria will distribute Nemiroff De Luxe, Nemiroff De Luxe Honey Pepper and Nemiroff Lex Super Premium Vodka.